You might have come across the word Lean Kaizen and shrugged it off, thinking it is some form of Japanese dish. Right? Wrong.
Lean Kaizen is a phrase that traces its origin from the Japanese and means continuous improvement in lean. The word Kaizen is a two-word name to make the word Kaizen. It is drawn from the Japanese word, Kai which means change, and Zen, which means for the better.
The term refers to continuous improvement for the better, and you can incorporate the logic behind it to improve on nearly anything in your personal and business life. When the term Lean Kaizen is used, it generally means concerted efforts for the business to make a significant improvement. It doesn’t necessarily have to be substantial changes but some minor changes for the company.
In the real sense of this culture, it means that you and your employees will be involved in making small effective changes for your business and find improvement on already existing ideas.
The fundamental principles that guide the lean Kaizen and run across the board include
- Personal Discipline
- Improved Discipline
- Quality Circles
- Suggestion Improvements
The exciting thing about lean Kaizen is that it is not a one-time thing, but continuous.
A good example of this is the example of the auto giant Toyota who employs this approach and requires each employee to have at least 60 suggestions each year. The ideas are resolved, shared, and implemented.
The Pursuit of Perfection and Competitive Advantage
The pursuit, as earlier stated, must be relentless, and you should never yield to achieve perfection. You and your employees must be ready to achieve maximum success from this model. You should learn your customers’ behaviors, gain insights from their trends, ask continually ask how to improve and resolve to a better and successful outcome.
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